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Jul 31 2024


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Deadline to File Form 5500 – Summary Annual Report

Who Does This Impact?
  • Employee benefit plans subject to Title 1 of ERISA
    • excludes defined benefit (DB) plans subject to Title IV of ERISA and as exempted in DOL Reg. 2520.104b-10(g)
Due Date Details

This deadline is based on a plan year start of 1/1. Alternate plan year starts may need to adjust the deadline accordingly with their plan year calendar.

Form 5500 is required to be filed by 7/31.

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Who Gets It?


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The Form 5500 Series is an important compliance, research, and disclosure tool for the Department of Labor, a disclosure document for plan participants and beneficiaries, and a source of information and data for use by other Federal agencies, Congress, and the private sector in assessing employee benefit, tax, and economic trends and policies. The Form 5500 Series is part of ERISA’s overall reporting and disclosure framework, which is intended to assure that employee benefit plans are operated and managed in accordance with certain prescribed standards and that participants and beneficiaries, as well as regulators, are provided or have access to sufficient information to protect the rights and benefits of participants and beneficiaries under employee benefit plans.

Are There Resources Available To Help Me?
DOL Form 5500 Resources `{`source: DOL`}` Sample 5500 `{`source: DOL`}`

The U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation jointly developed the Form 5500 Series so employee benefit plans could utilize the Form 5500 Series forms to satisfy annual reporting requirements under Title I and Title IV of ERISA and under the Internal Revenue Code.

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